2nd February - 23rd March 2013
Bilker Str. 5
This extensive group-show will be curated by Michael Beck, whose great interest in the complexity of the arts and the humanistic mind-set of the Renaissance was the starting point of this project. Beck underlines the importance of the Renaissance period with all its rediscoveries and reinventions, which led to a thoroughly different self-conception of society, comprising the arts on the same level as the sciences.
The choice of the polemical exhibition-title occurred quite intentionally: the ambivalence and at the same time semantic similarity of both terms „Renaissance“ (renascence of antiquity) and „Reloaded“ (newly charged /re-charged) offers enough friction and an ideal breeding ground for an exciting dialogue of artistic positions:
The video installation of the well-known English artist Michael Craig-Martin titled "Deconstructing Piero della Francesca" is the central point of the exhibition. Here the complex composition of the "Flagellation of Christ" (1447-59, Galleria Nazionale delle Marche in Urbino) changes continuously in colour as well as composition. The works by Picasso, Warhol and Kolar are historic references, which owe their inspiration to the Renaissance. Many other artists, who have a close connection to the gallery or rather which are mostly represented by it in terms of art-dealership, were asked to look into the subject of „Renaissance Reloaded“.
The following artists will be represented in the exhibition:
Bertozzi & Casoni
Nicola de Maria
Heribert C. Ottersbach
Stefan à Wengen
The show will be a fireworks of inspiration, a hommage to the inventive abundance of the Renaissance and with this show a personal dream of the curator and gallery-owner Michael Beck, who will celebrate his 50th birthday on the day of the vernissage, comes true.